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Even when she was being shot from the waist up, Kim Cattrall insisted on wearing heels. She said it made her feel more like Samantha.
The early episodes of the show had characters looking directly at the camera lens and commenting on the events in the story. This element was dropped in later episodes.
The medicine cabinet in Carrie's apartment was first spied by Sarah Jessica Parker at a flea market shortly before filming began on the series. She and Matthew Broderick didn't buy it but reconsidered. When they went back, the cabinet was already sold to "some TV show". When she showed up for filming, the medicine cabinet was there.
Sarah Jessica Parker had a clause in her contract for this show stipulating that she will not do any full nudity. This is why the audience never sees Carrie in anything less than underwear whereas all the other main female characters have been filmed in much less.
There are only 8 episodes in season 5 due to Sarah Jessica Parker's pregnancy.
Sarah Jessica Parker spent up to 18 hours a day in heels playing Carrie.
The naturally blond Cynthia Nixon dyes her hair red to play Miranda on the show.
From the very first season up to the 12th episode of the 4th season, in the opening credits, Sarah Jessica Parker's name was shown with the World Trade Center towers behind her name. After the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001 and the collapse of the towers, her name then appeared with the Empire State Building in the background. The same thing happened with the show's main title.
The ballerina tutu that Sarah Jessica Parker is wearing in the opening credits cost only $5 from a vintage store.
The first cable series to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
"Jules & Mimi," the bi-racial sexually charged BBC series that Miranda recorded and watched religiously on her TiVo, is not a real show. Paul Lee, CEO of BBC America, quipped to Jack Myers Report, "We should commission Jules & Mimi. It would be the first time a scene in a sitcom has inspired another show."
Kim Cattrall turned down the role of Samantha Jones twice before being convinced by Darren Star's boyfriend to give it a try and shoot the pilot episode.
Although Carrie says her address is 245 E. 73rd Street in Manhattan, the actual exterior of her iconic brownstone apartment is 64 Perry Street in the West Village. You can visit the apartment, but a chain blocks people from going up the steps as it is a private residence.
The first name of "Mr. Big" (played by Chris Noth) is revealed only in the final episode. His whole name is learned in the follow-up movie Sex and the City (2008).
Showrunner Michael Patrick King admitted that one of the main reasons behind the love story between Carrie and Aleksandr Petrovsky is that he was sick of the fans complaining of how Big was older than Carrie, so he decided to pair her up with a real older guy.
The first dog who played Pete was scared of John Corbett, so they had to get a new dog.
Carrie asks 92 questions in her columns throughout the series.
During the course of the show, all of the characters move into new apartments except for Carrie.
Cynthia Nixon was pregnant during season 4. Her baby was born in 2002.
Cynthia Nixon does not have pierced ears. All of her earrings on the show were clip-ons. Sometimes the costume designers would send away earrings they liked to a jeweler to make them clip-on earrings.
Natasha nearly always wears white. This is to convey that her personality is "vanilla."
The part which ultimately went to Matthew McConaughey in the Episode 'Escape from New York' was originally written for Alec Baldwin who declined. The producers then contacted George Clooney who, although was interested in it, couldn't do it. The script was then sent to Warren Beatty who also declined.
Over fifteen years before this show started, Cynthia Nixon and Sarah Jessica Parker starred together as teenagers in the 1982 TV movie My Body, My Child (1982).
The show became so popular that a tour was setup to view the New York City locations of the series by bus.
Since the show ended, several TV Channels airs marathon of this show, as a counter-programming to the Super Bowl match, which, as of 2014, still draws strong viewership.
The exterior used for Carrie's apartment at 64 Perry Street, which is actually a 4,000 square foot five bedroom townhouse, was sold to anonymous buyers in 2012 and again in 2013 for $9.85 and $13.25 million respectively.
In the books, Charlotte's last name was Ross.
The first cable series to win a Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Comedy, back in 1999. Not only won that year, but the following two.
Julian Wells worked as an uncredited body double for Kim Cattrall for two seasons of this series.
Samantha is the only one of the four leads to never have a family member make any kind of appearance in the series. Family members of Charlotte and Miranda appeared, and Carrie's father is shown once in photographic form.
Michael Patrick King tried to surround himself on the writers room with women who were single.
Was shot on 16mm film for its entire run. For the sixth and final season 35mm film was requested but turned down by HBO due to the increased cost.
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Ted King, Jason Lewis and Victor Webster all played roles on this show that "Samantha Jones" had been with. They all played roles on the show Charmed (1998) that aired the same year as this one
Donald J. Trump made a cameo appearance in season two and, by coincidence, he later went on to present Cynthia Nixon her Emmy win for the last season of the show.
The back of Miranda's skirt in the Domino Effect episode is fake.
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There is an episode called "Sex and the City".
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Both times Carrie and Aiden broke up she was wearing a white dress and Aiden wearing a tux. Signifying how in theory marriage seemed like a good idea, but it was not right for Carrie.
Michael Patrick King, during a commentary of the third season, stated the reason he did not want to bring much of the four main characters' families into the show was to maintain the focus being centralized on the four leads. In fact, when Charlotte gets married the first time, her father's face is barely even shown as he walks her down the aisle.
Charlotte's wedding dress (to Harry) is by Badgley Mischka.
Charlotte's wedding dress (to Trey) is by Vera Wang.
At the end of the series, Charlotte and Harry decide to adopt a child. In real life, Kristin Davis has one adopted daughter named Gemma Rose Davis.

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